While you might assume that modern day pharmaceuticals are all some kind of synthetic, many of them are derived from fungi, bacteria, plants, and other organic matter, each of which contains properties which can be beneficial to humans. MinuteEarth explains.
It’s a nasty thought, but our bodies are teeming with billions of bacteria all of the time. At times, these microbes are helpful partners, doing things like digesting food, and at other times, they want to kill us. Kurzgesagt explores the delicate balance of the human microbiome.
Super Deluxe introduces us to Eric Lindsey of Prosthetic Artists, Inc. to go inside the artistry of creating prosthetic eyes for people who have lost theirs. Each eye must not only be perfectly fitted, but must be precisely painted to match the patient’s natural eye characteristics.
While you might think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the many much more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no solace.
“Be the human equivalent of a pile of laundry. Inert. Unmoving.” CGP Grey takes a break from history and politics to give some tough love. He made an abridged version of How to Be Miserable, a satirical self-help book. This one hurt to watch, but we deserve it.
Insect Shield offers apparel that have been treated with permethrin, a safe, odorless and long-lasting insect repellant. Now you can send in your own clothes for treatment. Insect Shield will send you a prepaid shipping packet that holds up to 10 articles of clothing.
We all know that sleep is an essential part of keeping our minds and bodies sharp and restored. But is the typical 7 or 8 hours more or less than we should get? Life Noggin explores the human body’s need for rest, and how it changes as we age. TL;DW: Go take a nap.
Find out what you’re really breathing in with this high-tech indoor air monitor that can analyze and track chemicals, dust, CO2, humidity, and temperature. Its companion mobile app then makes recommendations, and can even control other smart devices to help improve air quality.
Help find your moment of peace and clarity with this device which sends a gentle electrical wave through your ear canal to stimulate your vagus nerve while you enjoy your favorite music. Perfect for achieving a state of calm and focus. Save 21% in The Awesomer Shop.
“Gut feeling” may actually exist, but not the one that has a knack for making good decisions. AsapScience points to the enteric nervous system, a division of the nervous system that governs our digestive organs, and perhaps to an extent our emotional well-being as well.